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10/04/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/04/2017 01:51

Swire Shipping to Enhance PNG Liner Service Coverage, Introduction of a Direct Call Connecting Rabaul to Markets in North Asia

News Release

4 October 2017 | For immediate release

Swire Shipping to enhance PNG liner service coverage

Introduction of a direct call connecting Rabaul to markets in North Asia

  1. Effective 4 November 2017, Swire Shipping's North Asia service, which connects Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan to Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Pacific Islands and New Zealand will include an additional call to Rabaul, PNG.

  2. Jeremy Sutton, Swire Shipping General Manager, said, "Swire Shipping has served PNG for 75 years and remains committed to strengthening our service offering in this market. The introduction of this direct call from North Asia to Rabaul complements our existing service from Southeast Asia and provides our customers with market leading transit times to PNG."

  3. The new Swire Shipping direct service from North Asia will call Rabaul every 20 days with a market leading transit time of 11 days from South Korea, 17 days from Japan, 21 days from China and 24 days from Taiwan.

  4. Randy Selvaratnam, Swire Shipping Country Manager in PNG said, "Rabaul is the latest addition to an integrated Swire Shipping network that connects PNG to the rest of the world. In catering to the needs of our customers, it is also important to us that they have regular, reliable and cost-effective shipping solutions."

  5. Swire Shipping provides flexible multipurpose liner services with capacity for conventional, refrigerated and breakbulk cargoes. It deploys a fleet of modern and eco-friendly vessels as a long-term commitment to deliver sustainable shipping solutions to its customers.

  6. Swire Shipping has served the businesses and communities in PNG since 1939, with its offices in Rabaul, Madang, Lae, Kimbe, Alotau, Popendetta, Kavieng and Port Moresby dedicated to delivering quality service to its customers.

About Swire Shipping

Swire Shipping is the liner shipping division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo) and operates multiple liner trades in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and the nations of the South Pacific, in addition to providing services to India, the Middle- East and Europe. Swire Shipping's network of services operates a versatile fleet of multipurpose ships capable of carrying a wide range of cargoes including containerised, refrigerated, project, breakbulk and heavylift cargoes.

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For more information, please contact: Karen Wilkinson

Corporate Communications Manager

The China Navigation Company Pte. Ltd. DID: + 65 6632 0795

Email: [email protected]


Swire Shipping multipurpose vessel MV Shantung.